Sprinkler Designer

Toronto Part Time
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About the position

Overall, the primary responsibility of a sprinkler designer is to develop safe and efficient fire protection systems that protect lives and property in the event of a fire.

Key Responsibilities

System Design:

  • Designing fire protection systems compliant with local building codes, insurance standards, and industry regulations
  • Analyzing building plans to identify potential fire hazards
  • Determining the optimal location and type of sprinklers
  • Calculating water flow and pressure requirements

System Layout:

  • Creating detailed layout plans for the sprinkler system, indicating equipment placement
  • Considering factors such as building layout, occupancy type, ceiling height, and potential obstructions for effective water distribution

Hydraulic Calculations:

  • Performing hydraulic calculations for water flow, pressure, and pipe sizing
  • Considering factors such as pipe length, elevation changes, friction loss, and water supply capabilities

Material and Equipment Selection:

  • Selecting suitable materials, sprinkler heads, pipes, fittings, and other components
  • Considering factors such as the type of occupancy, anticipated fire hazards, and local regulations

Coordination with Other Disciplines:

  • Collaborating with architects, engineers, contractors, and others involved in the construction or renovation process
  • Coordinating designs with other building systems for compatibility and integration

Code Compliance:

  • Staying updated with local, national, and international fire protection codes and standards
  • Ensuring designs meet safety standards and obtaining necessary permits and approvals

Documentation and Drawings:

  • Preparing detailed drawings, specifications, and documentation for the sprinkler system design
  • Creating documents for reference during installation, inspections, and maintenance

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Working closely with clients, project managers, contractors, and other stakeholders
  • Addressing design challenges and ensuring the system meets expectations and project timelines

Site Visits and Inspections:

  • Visiting construction sites to verify installation compliance with design plans
  • Providing guidance to the installation team
  • Participating in inspections and tests of the completed system to ensure proper functionality

Qualifications

  • Customer service focused experience in a B2B environment preferred
  • Experience in fire protection or mechanical/electrical contracting a definite asset
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle and execute on multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong organizational, time management and leadership skills
  • Proven track record in account management and client retention

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Competitive wage structure
  • Extensive advancement opportunities
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